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Can't change BOOT priority for FORMATTING


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#1 sinancem3

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Posted 27 May 2014 - 03:11 PM

My PC was giving me errors about my Hard Drive and I was igoring it. It slowly started to get slower and now, Windows 8 is not even booting into the Advanced Settings (or Recovery I dont remember) page. It says it will be booting to the Advanced Settings but then it ends up in an endless black screen.

I have a Windows 8 installation DVD and I wan't to format my PC from the BIOS. I go to the BOOT settings to change the boot device priority but there is only 1 option and I can only select from two thing which are "Windows Boot Manager (PO: Hitachi *a long code here*)" and "Disabled". I want to change this to my DVD tray so I can do a format.

How can I do this?

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Posted 27 May 2014 - 03:16 PM

System manufacturer and model?

 

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Posted 27 May 2014 - 03:38 PM

 Most computers produce a message from the BIOS when you first power on saying something like "Press F12" for boot menu.  If you press that key (note: it could be different from F12), you should get a list of devices you can boot from which includes your CD/DVD drive.  Be aware that a lot of PCs being shipped with Windows 8 are using the EUFI system in place of the older BIOS, so that could be what you're seeing.  If that's the case, you'll need to contact your computer's manufacturer for instructions because EUFI is a whole new and different ball game. It's more secure, but to say it's different is putting it mildly!

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 Good luck.


Everyone with a computer should back his system up to an external hard drive regularly.  :thumbsup:

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Posted 27 May 2014 - 04:10 PM

System manufacturer and model?


Samsung - NP350V5C (As stated at the bottom of the PC)

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Posted 27 May 2014 - 04:14 PM

My PC was shipped with Windows 8 and I guess it has the EUFI system. Is there any help I could get from here even though my PC has the EUFI system?

Edited by sinancem3, 27 May 2014 - 04:16 PM.


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Posted 27 May 2014 - 04:25 PM

In the UEFI BIOS, is there anything like Fastboot listed under boot options?. If there is, disable that. If Secureboot is enabled, disable that also.

 

After you disable Fastboot and Secureboot, exit BIOS. Reboot and then tap your F10 key at boot when you see the splash screen. Does it give a boot order menu?


Edited by JohnC_21, 27 May 2014 - 04:26 PM.


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Posted 27 May 2014 - 04:32 PM

 I'd think your best bet would be to restore to factory settings using the discs that came with your computer or that you created in accordance with your user guide.  If you have any data you haven't backed up that you don't want to lose, you could boot from a live disc (like Ubuntu or Mint Linux) and copy it to a flash drive first.  By restoring to factory settings, you eliminate the tricky process of getting the right drivers and helper apps.


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Posted 27 May 2014 - 04:35 PM

 I'd think your best bet would be to restore to factory settings using the discs that came with your computer...

 

I think that is what the OP is trying to achieve but cannot boot from the disc.


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Posted 29 May 2014 - 08:46 PM

My experience is go into BIOS and turn on legacy mode on and then you will be able to detect other devices where you can boot from






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